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Orchestra All-State Camp

Thank you to students, parents, teachers, section coaches, Kevin Sütterlin and University of Minnesota Duluth for an awesome All-State camp week and concert!

Looking ahead: February Information
Check-in: 10:30AM-12:30PM, Friday February 15, 2019
Rehearsals: Friday, February 15, 2019 1PM-7:15PM, Saturday before concert
Concert: 1:30PM at Orchestra Hall

All-State Orchestra Camp at University of Minnesota, Duluth
August 6th - 11th, 2018

All-State Orchestra, Kevin Sutterlin, Concordia College Moorhead.


  • Click here for Schedule (updated 8.1.2018)
  • Report between 11:30am – 12:15pm on Mon, Aug 6th to University of Minnesota, Duluth
  • Final concert at 11:00am Sat, Aug 11th. at Duluth East High School 

Arrival & Check-in

  • ​​Report to Ianni Hall between 11:30am - 12:15pm Mon, Aug 6th. Campus map and directions to University of Minnesota, Duluth.  
  • Get room assignment, room key, and access key in the lobby of Ianni Hall.
  • Do not lose room key or dorm access card. Keep in safe place. Fees for lost cards will be shared later
  • LUNCH ON YOUR OWN before reporting to Webber Hall at 12:30.

Transportation & Parking

There is free parking in the Maroon parking lots only. The lots closest to Ianni Hall are V, V-2, B and E.

Students are prohibited from driving during camp. Any student wishing to leave campus must get approval from Lindsay Dechert, Orchestra Vice President.

Your Music, Prep & Practice! 

Practice ALL the parts you were provided. Seating auditions will happen on Monday afternoon.
Links to download the music were sent late June. If you are having any problems accessing the music, let us know right away.

You will be playing for hours each day. Start playing regularly, practicing your parts, and listening to recordings online.

Housing & Facilities

  • Ianni Dorm is not air conditioned. You may wish to bring a fan (window a/c units are not allowed). 
  • You will receive bed linens, a pillow, and blanket.
  • You will receive a washcloth and towel, which you can exchange throughout the week. You can bring your own towels and washcloth if you wish.

What to Pack

  • Your Walking Shoes! Distance between buildings at UMD can be up to 3/4 mile. We are keeping sectionals for larger instruments close to the rehearsal location, but your dorm and dining hall will still be a walk.
  • Comfortable clothing for range of temperatures. Extra towels and washcloth if you wish.
  • No alcohol, tobacco, or drug logos or slogans/messages. Think about language on clothing. 
  • Any prescription or over-the counter medications you use. Medications may not be shared.
  • If you need refrigeration for medication, contact no later than July 22nd.
  • Pack your music, instrument, folding music stand, all mutes, valve oil, extra strings and reeds, bass stools and rock stops for cellists. 
  • Concert Dress: Tops: All black. Sleeveless not allowed. Bottoms: All black. Must be knee length or longer. Black shoes and black or neutral socks/hose. 
  • An alarm clock or app. You are responsible for getting to breakfast and rehearsal on time.
  • Bring your chargers. You are responsible for the safety of your devices.

Saturday Concert

  • Concert is Sat, Aug 11th at 11:00am at Duluth East High School, 301 N 40th Ave East, Duluth. Free and open to the public.
  • The concert is recorded and each student will receive a free CD. Additional CDs are available for purchase.

Eligibility & Rules

To be eligible for All-State, you must be enrolled in your school’s orchestra or band next year. If you aren’t enrolled, contact Mary Schaefle, MMEA Executive Director immediately at

Read and review the All-State expectations before camp. It is your responsibility to know and follow them. Harassment and bullying of any kind are specifically prohibited.

What’s Coming Next

  • Complete: Preliminary schedule, housing & meals, concert dress, health & allergy info, what to pack.
  • July:  Music playlists, other info from conductors.
  • July 25: Final Camp balance due.  (log back into parent dashboard to make payments:
  • Late July: Final reminders, check-in details.
All-State Orchestra Conductor is Kevin Sutterlin, Concordia College Moorhead.
Overture to Die Fledermaus, Johann Strauss Jr.
My Name is Aiden, Adam Hochstatter
Symphony in d minor, C
ésar Franck
     II. Allegretto
     III. Allegro non troppo 
Symphony No. 3 in c minor, Florence Price
     III. Allegro  “Juba”


School or other organization paying? Use the All-State Payments from Schools, Booster & Community Groups Form

Eligibility Overview, full Eligibility Policies, and Rules and Regulations are available.

2019 All-State February planned start time: 10:30 AM Friday, February 15
2019 All-State February planned end time: 4:30PM Saturday, February 16

Mary Schaefle,
Aug 1, 2018, 9:59 AM